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Immigration News Today: What Trump’s Iowa Republican Caucus Win Means for Immigration

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration. This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here.

New York

Migrant shelter curfew — respite centers to lock up overnight:

New York City Emergency Management Department respite centers have implemented a curfew at four sites. What does this mean for asylum seekers residing in them? — Documented

New York City built a migrant tent camp on a remote former airfield. Then winter arrived:

“We warned about this. Floyd Bennett Field is susceptible to flooding, storms, winds,” New York City Councilor Inna Vernikov said in a video posted on X this week. — Associated Press

Scammers pose as immigration lawyers to target asylum seekers in New York City, Manhattan DA says: 

“A lot of these frauds are being perpetrated in Spanish, using communication platforms, a lot of WhatsApp,” said Luis Morales, chief of the Manhattan DA’s Office. — CBS News

(Opinion) An opportunity for New York to lead on immigration policy: 

New York should invest more in critical government information or services that migrants could access across the state, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition writes. — Times Union

Around the U.S. 

U.S. says Texas blocked border agents from entering park to try to save 3 migrants who drowned: 

The Justice Department told the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday that Texas had taken control of an area in Eagle Pass and did not allow Border Patrol agents to enter. — News 10

Dangerously low temperatures worsen migrant crisis in Chicago: 

Chicago struggles to accommodate asylum seekers amid freezing temperatures and after receiving over 15,400 migrants from Texas, prompting a delay in evictions from city-run shelters. — Washington Post

Here’s how Trump won in Iowa — and why the caucuses were practically over before they began:

Nearly 4 in 10 Iowa caucusgoers identified immigration as the most important issue for the nation and 59% backed Trump. — The Associated Press

Washington D.C.

How Adams and Biden unwittingly set the stage for immigration reform: 

Debates on border security, intertwined with crucial foreign policy issues like aid to Ukraine and Israel, are raising the political stakes and could drive congressional compromise. — Gothamist

Congress budget deal near as immigration to dominate presidential race:

Both parties diverge on immigration, but agree there is a limit to the number of immigrants the federal government can allow into the country each year. — Forbes

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